German Chancellor Angela Merkel

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

Merkel faces test as Germany votes in regional elections

Germans are set to vote in three regional elections seen as a test of support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy towards refugees.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Merkel condemns migrant route closure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

Germany's Cologne Test

German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed all set to regain control of Germany's polarising debate over refugees. In her New Year's Eve address...

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Migrant hostel attacks soar in Germany

Five times more attacks were carried out on migrant hostels in Germany last year than in 2014, German police say.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

Migration issue to stay crucial in 2016: UN official

The migration issue will remain crucial in 2016, observes Sir Peter Sutherland, special representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) on Migration and Development.

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

Merkel proposes tougher migrant laws

German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposes changes to make it easier to deport asylum-seekers who commit crimes, after the New Year's Eve sex attacks on women in Cologne.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Angela Merkel most influential figure of the year

AFP journalists choose Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

VW emissions scandal hits 11m vehicles

Volkswagen says 11 million vehicles worldwide are involved in the scandal that has erupted over its rigging of US car emissions tests.

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

EU must accept 200,000 refugees: UN

EU nations must accept up to 200,000 refugees as part of a "common strategy" to replace their "piecemeal" approach to the migrant crisis, the UN says.

July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015

German parliament approves Greek bailout talks

The German parliament votes in favour of starting negotiations on Greece's €86bn (£60bn) bailout deal.